Monday morning 16 mar 15 - He finally located that camera crew. Now did anything actually happen?
1.28 PDT Saturday Update
It is now obvious that something is afoot. Dismissing this rumor furor is as difficult as Vlad showing up with camera crew in tow as he is wont to do often. It has not happened as of Saturday in Moscow.
It is also plausible for him to suddenly die from a heart seizure as he is 62 and an aggressive over trainer. The usual excuse for sudden death is an enlarged heart. So there is an obvious biological pathway to sudden death for him. A top BC wrestler died at 52 last year while preparing for a match. Yet I do think that he was likely more circumspect.
That leaves us with a conspiracy to remove him and assert control by factions in the military and the secret service who see the war in the Ukraine as their opportunity. I am disquieted that at least one former insider is saying as much and he would know who to phone.
With those two obvious possibilities to explain his silence, it is no wonder that the rumor mill is in high gear. And yes we all need to be concerned. Putin is a Russian Nationalist but he is also cautious. He understands also that there are likely better ways to advance Russia's interests rather than military adventurism. Top that extent we can trust him.
Where in the World Is Vladimir Putin?